Canada prepares to review 2,824-MW Lower Churchill

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Environment and Conservation are preparing for a review of the proposed 2,824-MW Lower Churchill Power Project in Labrador.

The agencies are calling for public comment on a draft agreement and terms of reference to create a joint review panel for the project. (HNN 1/25/08)

CEAA and Environment and Conservation administer the federal and province’s environmental assessment processes. The processes identify the effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects.

The Lower Churchill Power project would feature two hydroelectric developments on the Lower Churchill River — 2,000-MW Gull Island and 824-MW Muskrat Falls. (HNN 1/15/08)

The draft includes procedures for appointing independent panel members to conduct public hearings, proposed terms of reference for the panel, and procedures for conducting the review process.

The draft and additional project information are available on CEAA’s Internet site, Written comments are due by July 5 to Maryse Pineau, Panel Manager, CEAA, 160 Elgin St., 22nd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3; Fax: (1) 613-957-0941; E-mail:

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